C1837

Vue de la Rade de Sourabaya à l'Est de Java (Archipel de la Sonde.) prise en Avril 1825

Artist:

Edmond Bigot de La Touanne

Very finely engraved small French panorama of Indonesia, from Hyacinthe Bougainville’s voyage of exploration.. Rare. From Bougainville, Hyacinthe Yves. Journal de la navigation autour du globe de la fregate la Thétis et de la corvette l’Espérance.

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Full Title:

Vue de la Rade de Sourabaya à l’Est de Java (Archipel de la Sonde.) prise en Avril 1825

Date:

C1837

Artist:

Edmond Bigot de La Touanne

Engraver:

Ambroise Tardieu 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving,laid onto archival linen.

Image Size: 

605mm 
x 48mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue de la Rade de Sourabaya à l'Est de Java (Archipel de la Sonde.) prise en Avril 1825 - Antique Print from 1837

Genuine antique
dated:

1837

Description:

Very finely engraved small French panorama of Indonesia, from Hyacinthe Bougainville’s voyage of exploration.. Rare.

From Bougainville, Hyacinthe Yves. Journal de la navigation autour du globe de la fregate la Thétis et de la corvette l’Espérance.

Biography:

Edmond Bigot de La Touanne

French topographical artist and naval officer. Was lieutenant on the Thetis expedition to the South Seas in 1824-26 inder the command of Hyacinthe de Bougainville, which had been given secret orders to report on the defence capabilities of British settlements.

On arriving at Port Jackson in 1825 Bougainville, his officers and La Touanne extensively and explored the colony recording as they travelled. Bougainville’s report stated that altough the colonies defences were poor the harbour was so deep and so protected as to be almost impregnable.

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